First World War

RCMP Corp. Amadeo Vecchio (left) returns World War documents and medals to Michael Wintermute. The items belonged to his father and grandfather. (Photo Brittany Webster)

World War discharge certificate and medals come home to owner

Items were stolen from a home in fall 2021 but the theft was not reported to police

 

Kelowna RCMP are looking to reunite these World War II medals with their rightful owner (Kelowna RCMP)

World War discharge certificate, medals found by Kelowna RCMP

Police are looking to return the items to their rightful owner

  • Jun 14, 2022

 

The Sunflower Project has seen artists paint, perform and pause at Gallery Vertigo in Vernon. (Michelle Loughery photo)

National exhibit pauses on internment plight in Vernon

Pause in Plight art show at Gallery Vertigo with Sunflower Project

 

A major digital project involving First World War internment camps – including one in Vernon at what is now MacDonald Park – launched Monday, May 2. (Onthisspot.ca photo)

Vernon internment camp part of major digital history project

On This Spot launches app, website, showcasing the history of WWI internment camps in B.C. Interior

A major digital project involving First World War internment camps – including one in Vernon at what is now MacDonald Park – launched Monday, May 2. (Onthisspot.ca photo)
Dr. Sarah Beaulieu (left) from the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford confers with Charolette Myers Hanaghan (centre) and Lawrna Myers while unearthing building floors and artifacts connected with the First World War Monashee Internment Camp at the camp’s location east of Cherryville. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

WATCH: Digging into history east of Cherryville

Abbotsford anthropologist and team search for indications of what life was like

Dr. Sarah Beaulieu (left) from the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford confers with Charolette Myers Hanaghan (centre) and Lawrna Myers while unearthing building floors and artifacts connected with the First World War Monashee Internment Camp at the camp’s location east of Cherryville. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo

Vancouver Island man to be reunited with father’s 104-year-old First World War uniform

Geoff Goodship got a call out of the blue from an amateur historian who had acquired the outfit

Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo
Medal found by metal detectors handed over to Chilliwack family of First World War nurse. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Long-buried silver medal returned to B.C. family of war nurse

Metal detectors found war medal in field, researcher linked it to Chilliwack family

Medal found by metal detectors handed over to Chilliwack family of First World War nurse. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)
A plaque is erected at Vernon’s MacDonald Park at what was once the site of a First World War Internment Camp from 1914-1920. The 100th anniversary of the end of the camps is Saturday, June 20. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon internment camp shut down 100 years ago

Vernon and District Family History Society to commemorate end of internment operations

A plaque is erected at Vernon’s MacDonald Park at what was once the site of a First World War Internment Camp from 1914-1920. The 100th anniversary of the end of the camps is Saturday, June 20. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
First World War interment prisoners heap their baggage onto a truck, prior to departure from Vernon train station, February 27, 1919. This June marks the 100th anniversary of the end of Canada’s first internment camps from 1914-1920, including one in Vernon. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives, Photo No. 25372).

Vernon part of end of internment camp ceremonies

June 2020 marks 100 years since the end of Canada’s first internment camps, including one in Vernon

First World War interment prisoners heap their baggage onto a truck, prior to departure from Vernon train station, February 27, 1919. This June marks the 100th anniversary of the end of Canada’s first internment camps from 1914-1920, including one in Vernon. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives, Photo No. 25372).
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